Soha Ali Khan in Deepa Mehta`s `Midnight`s Children`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 13:03

New Delhi: Actress Soha Ali Khan is the latest to join the cast of Deepa Mehta`s much-talked about venture, `Midnight`s Children` an adaptation of the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie.

The film already boasts of actors like Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Seema Biswas and Irrfan Khan as its cast and Soha can`t stop feeling lucky to be a part of it.

"I have never worked with someone as senior as Deepa so it is an honour for me. I haven`t worked with many female director except Sangeeta (director of her film `Life Goes On`) so that will be another experience all together," Soha told reporters.

Despite the excitement, Soha does not want to divulge much about the project which goes on floor later this year.

"Oh she (Deepa) would kill me if I talk about it. It is at very initial stages and she has just allowed me to say that I am a part of the film beyond that my lips are sealed," said Soha, who was here to inaugurate a new range of Viva mobiles.

`Midnight`s Children` will be out next year but before that Soha`s horror film `Accident` with actor Shiney Ahuja is awaiting release.

A Pritish Nandy Communications film, director Abhijit Chaudhary is done with the shooting and busy with post production.

"It has been a slow year for me since `Tum Mile`. I was expecting `Accident` to release but it has been delayed for some time. We are done with the shooting so I hope the producers release it soon," said Soha.

And it seems doing a horror film has taken its toll over the 31-tear-old actress as she is itching to do something lighter. As a result of which the audience will be seeing the actress in two romantic comedies back to back.

The first will be `Chemistry` with Shreyas Talpade who is also the producer of the film.

"Chemistry has a really funny script by a new director Sai Kabir. He is funny and he acts so well that he is made my work easier. My character is really wacky, mad, bohemian, young with lots of rogue," Soha said.

"The second one is with Fox star which with an English working title of `Phone Thief`. It revolves around my character who is a writer and what happens with her in a day," she added.

For Soha, who is known as a more serious actress with uncanny knack for picking off-beat scripts, why this sudden shift to comedies?

"Oh I don`t know if I have an image of a serious person. The one close to me know that I have a great sense of humour. My mother (Sharmila Tagore) swears by it. So if I can tickle a bit then why not be a part of something that entertains after all the heavy duty films I have done," she added.

The actress seems to be having the time of her life as she recently spilled the beans about her relationship with actor Kunal Khemu.

Soha has been linked with some of his co-stars like Abhay Deol and Siddharth in the past but she never confirmed any.

So when asked about the sudden revelation, the actress said, "I was just caught in a chatty mood when I just blurted everything but its not that I am a very secretive person. I have always been very open about my life and I always happy to discuss different aspects of life."

Talking about being on the other sides of thirties, she said, "I am child at heart. I feel so young and I behave really immaturely at times. I can`t cook and I can`t drive. But I still pay my bills and there is whole staff I manage and then of course I work."

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 13:03

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